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Hue Jackson Has Brutally Honest Comment On His Browns Tenure

Hue Jackson waving to fans.

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns waves to fans during pregame warm ups prior to playing the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Hue Jackson's tenure as head coach of the Cleveland Browns is in contention for one of the worst ever. He was fired 2.5 season in, and upon reflection has admitted how difficult the job was.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated this past week, Jackson revealed that the constant losing "hurt every day" and "ground him down" every week.

“I’m not a loser,” Jackson said. “So that bothers me. I’m not built that way. I hate losing, and it hurt every day. It ground me down every freakin’ week."

Jackson's first two seasons in Cleveland were historically bad. He went 1-31, with an 0-16 season in 2017.

At the time of his firing on October 29 of last season, the Browns were 2-5-1 on the season. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley also lost his job on that day.

Jackson wasn't unemployed for long, though. He was hired by the rival Cincinnati Bengals as a special assistant to the head coach a few weeks later. But after head coach Marvin Lewis was fired at the end of the year, Jackson was terminated too.

As for the Browns, they thrived under interim head coach Gregg Williams and interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, finishing the year on a 5-3 run. They ended the year with a 7-8-1 record, their best since 2007.

The Browns are now favorites to win the AFC North in 2019 and among the favorites to win the Super Bowl.

To date, Jackson has yet to return to the football coaching ranks.